The Cardinal Pell Saga Continues

The High Court announced today that they would hear the appeal of George Pell on five child sex abuse charges that he was found guilty of last year. This decision is somewhat unexpected due to the High Court more often than not rejecting appeal submissions. This is now the last legal avenue for George Pell…

The Last Chance for Cardinal Pell

Four days ago, Cardinal Pell’s appeal was dismissed 2-1 by Court of Appeal judges Anne Ferguson, Chris Maxwell and Mark Weinberg. In the Australian legal system, the last option of appeal is through the High Court of Australia. Today, it was announced that George Pell would take his case to the High Court. During his…

Cardinal Pell – Was his sentence appropriate?

This is an ongoing case; however, I will speak only on the initial sentence given to Cardinal Pell for the crime that he was convicted of in December 2018. Was his sentence appropriate? Yes. Emotion vs Legal System What was disappointing, however, unsurprising was the response (or uproar) of the community. A tweet by The…